Get Hilton Gold Elite Status and 7,500 Bonus Points from Amex Platinum

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One of the many benefits of the Amex Platinum cards is that they provide Hilton Gold elite status to cardholders, and actually even to additional cardholders. Hilton Gold status is a pretty solid elite status to have as in addition to getting bonus points and preferred rooms, it can even get you lounge access and free breakfast at some Hilton property types.

Now the Amex Platinum cards such as The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN are not only providing Hilton Gold status, but also 7,500 bonus Hilton points to US cardmembers who have an eligible two night Hilton stay this summer from May 7 – August 7, 2017, and pay for the stay with their Amex card! The terms indicate that you need to have used your Platinum card to obtain Hilton Gold status, though I don’t know how strictly that is or isn’t enforced. I would still register for the promo even if I had obtained my Hilton elite status elsewhere.


You do need to be sure to register for this promo before your Hilton stay in order to get the bonus 7,500 points. I think this promo is pretty cool not only because of the bonus points, but also it serves as a good reminder to utilize the elite status perks that the family of Amex Platinum cards provide.

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  1. I have seen a number of people saying to register regardless of the origin of your status. I tried to register for the promo even though I obtained my gold status from the Hilton card and it said I wasn’t eligible. I went back and requested gold status through the Platinum card (even though I already have the status) and will see if that works.

    • Keep me posted! I say that because it would be weird to have someone who obtained Hilton Gold status through stays or even Hilton Diamond status not be eligible just because they didn’t ‘need’ status through the Platinum card.

  2. I have an Amex Plat, but have Hilton Diamond status from a status match. I tried to register and was told I was not eligible. I asked on Twitter and they just replied that it is a targeted promotion.

  3. @Nell
    I had the same problem. i Registered via amex 2 days ago, got the confirmation fromAMEX this morning and went to the promo link and it worked!

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